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Rostrevor
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Rostrevor seen from Kilbroney Forest
Rostrevor shown within Northern Ireland
Population 2,433 (2001 Census)
District
  • Newry, Mourne and Down
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWRY
Postcode district BT34
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
  • South Down
NI Assembly
  • South Down
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Down
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Bilingual welcome sign Rostrevor
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Rostrevor (in Irish: Ros Treabhair, i.e. Trevor’s Wood, also Caislean Ruairi, i.e. Rory's Castle) is a village in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is on Carlingford Lough and the hill of Slieve Martin, at the base of the Mourne Mountains and on the Kilbroney River. It had a population of 2,444 in the 2001 Census. The town is known for its folk music festival, Fiddler's Green Festival. It is in the Newry and Mourne District Council area. The name 'Rostrevor' first appeared circa 1618 and was named after Rose Ussher (the daughter of Henry Ussher, the Anglican Archbishop of Armagh) by her husband Edward Trevor (who came from Brynkynallt in Wales).

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